Calls For Trump’s Removal Grow

Top Democrats and even some Republicans are calling for enacting the 25th Amendment or impeachment in the wake of Wednesday's deadly pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol and the President's failure to condemn the violence. NBC's Alice Barr reports.

(NBC News) — Call for President Trump’s removal from office are growing after an angry mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.

So far, Mr. Trump has failed to condemn their actions, instructing them to “go home” while still stating his “love” for them.

Top Democratic leaders are calling for Vice President Mike Pence to assume the Oval Office under the 25th Amendment, and even some Republicans now say President Trump should not be allowed to wield the powers of the presidency in his final 13 days in office.

“The President is unfit and the President is unwell,” Illinois’ Representative Adam Kinzinger says in a video released Thursday.

Early Thursday morning President Trump finally committed to “an orderly transition” of power through a tweet from a White House aide.

The statement came minutes after Congress finished counting the electoral votes affirming President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

Twitter has frozen the president’s own account and Facebook has locked him out indefinitely.

President-elect Biden, meanwhile, is squarely blaming President Trump for the chaos at the Capitol.

“Our president is not above the law. Justice serves the people. It doesn’t protect the powerful,” he said.

Former Attorney General William Barr accused the president of “orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress,” calling it “a betrayal,” and several Trump administration officials are resigning in protest to the president’s handling of the crisis. They including Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Mick Mulvaney.

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